Where Do I Go From You?

Where Do I Go From You?

by Philip Chaffin
     
 

A real old-school crooner, although still a youngish man, Phillip A. Chaffin gets the royal treatment on this program of vintage standards. Produced by Tommy Krasker (Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Dawn Upshaw), Where Do I Go from You is flush with the opulent sound of a full orchestra and just-right scores by a host of gifted arrangers. Chaffin sounds rightSee more details below

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A real old-school crooner, although still a youngish man, Phillip A. Chaffin gets the royal treatment on this program of vintage standards. Produced by Tommy Krasker (Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin, Dawn Upshaw), Where Do I Go from You is flush with the opulent sound of a full orchestra and just-right scores by a host of gifted arrangers. Chaffin sounds right at home amid all the finery, his honeyed voice wrapping itself around songs both familiar (“There’s a Lull in My Life,” “Too Marvelous for Words,” “Easy to Love,” “At Last”) and uncommon (“I Woke Up This Morning Feeling Fine,” “Two Blind Loves,” “Can’t Teach My Old Heart New Tricks”). Sounding idiomatically correct but never stuffy, Chaffin brings these great songs out into the fresh air again, reviving them with his vocal verve and obvious affection for their formal construction. No purveyor of cheap nostalgia, Chaffin is the real deal.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Nathan
Though this was released about 50 to 70 years later than the period of the songs honored by Philip A. Chaffin on his release Where Do I Go From You?, they have not lost one iota of their charm. These songs from the '30s, '40s, and one from the '50s have met the sternest test of all -- time. They form the bulk of the music played by jazz artists, cabaret performers, and big band-type singers such as Chaffin, who is joined by a huge orchestra conducted by Eric Stern with fresh, vibrant, dynamic, and animated orchestrations prepared by a bevy of individuals expert at their craft. A wide range of music is covered here. Chaffin's mellifluous-toned tenor fits this music like a form-fitting suede glove. Most but not all of the songs are familiar. There's a swinging "I Hear Music" and a lilting Glenn Miller tune, "At Last," with a come-hither trumpet opening. There are some that are revived probably for the first time in years, such as Johnny Mercer's "Can't Teach My Old Heart New Tricks" and Frank Loesser's "I Wake up in the Morning Feeling Fine." But whatever the vintage or the tempo, Chaffin's maple-syrup tenor squeezes every bit of feeling from each of them. And he does so seemingly without any effort at all, like honey running off the tongue. This album has everything going for it: attractive, familiar music; well-constructed charts; and a top-flight orchestra to play them all in support of a singer with a highly engaging voice who clearly loves what he is doing on this album. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2002
Label:
P.S. Classics
UPC:
0803607010126
catalogNumber:
101
Rank:
228680

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Performance Credits

Philip Chaffin   Primary Artist,Vocals
Martin Agee   Violin
Belinda Whitney-Barratt   Violin,Concert Mistress
Herb Besson   Trombone
Jeff Carney   Bass
Jack Cavari   Guitar
Bruce Coughlin   Conductor
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet
Larry Farrell   Trombone
Paul Faulise   Trombone
Bill Finegan   Conductor
Crystal Garner   Viola
Bob Holloway   Conductor
Karen Karlsrud   Violin
Karl Kawahara   Violin
Dale Kleps   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Mike Migliore   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Karen Milne   Violin
Larry Moore   Conductor
Lee Musiker   Piano,Celeste
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Keith O'Quinn   Trombone
Joe Passaro   Percussion
Dave Ratajczak   Drums
Clay Ruede   Cello
Byron Stripling   Trumpet
Russell Warner   Conductor
Jim Williamson   Horn
Cenovia Cummins   Violin
Ted Baker   Piano,Celeste
Wayne duMaine   Trumpet
Warren Odze   Drums
Debra Shufelt   Viola
Dale Stuckenbruck   Violin
Lorra Baylis   Violin
Rick Dolan   Violin
Liuh-Wen Ting   Viola
Chuck Wilson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Eric Stern   Conductor
Laura Bontrager   Cello
Helen Campo   Flute,Piccolo
Steve Kenyon   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Grace Paradise   Harp
Terry Szor   Trumpet
Xin Zhao   Violin
Jim "Eno" Roe   Oboe
Adam Grabois   Cello
Larry Hochman   Conductor
Glen Daum   Conductor
Mark Thrasher   Bassoon,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Richard Sarpola   Bass
John "BJ John" Smith   Horn
Robert Bush   Flute,Piccolo

Technical Credits

Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bruce Coughlin   Orchestration
Bill Finegan   Orchestration
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Bob Holloway   Orchestration
Tommy Krasker   Producer,Liner Notes
Larry Moore   Orchestration
Joel Moss   Engineer
Edward B. Powell   Orchestration
Russell Warner   Orchestration
Cenovia Cummins   Contributor
Ric Wilson   Mastering
John Costa   Art Direction
Larry Hochman   Orchestration
Glen Daum   Orchestration
Mark Johnson   Adaptation

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